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Brooklyn Fare

Monday, December 14, 2009

I loved everything about Brooklyn Fare (the pop-up restaurant attached to a grocery store), starting with the sign on their window, “Our Kitchen is Bigger than Yours…” It’s just a wonderful feeling to sit in the chef’s kitchen and eat as Cesar Ramirez (formerly of Bouley) prepares the food in front of you, being the […]

Taste Good Malaysian Cuisine

Saturday, October 17, 2009

***Update: Ownership has changed and food has gone way downhill***

Taste Good Malaysian Cuisine 8218 45th Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373 is a rather shabby looking place. They serve on plastic dishware and give you water in Styrofoam cups. The smell of incense (which we hate) competes with a bit of fishiness. Despite all […]

Brunch at Gottino

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thanks for meeting me at
Gottino 52 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Sit down and have a cup of coffee ($3) with me. The coffee here is great by the way. Would you like a pastry? Do you have time for a meal? Really? OK! There’s so much I want you […]

Sushi Yasuda #33

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sushi Yasuda 204 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10001is already my favorite restaurant but when it’s super hot in the summer, I want to go even more. First of all, I can’t cook in this weather. Secondly, I can’t eat hot food in this weather either. Thirdly, I must continue […]

Sweet Revenge

Thursday, July 30, 2009

After our lackluster dinner at The Stanton Social, we crossed town to
Sweet Revenge 62 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014, an interesting little spot, part beer and wine bar, part cupcake cafe. I loved the vibe, an adult cupcake bar, where the cupcakes are suitably more sophisticated, both in appearance and […]

Lan Japanese Restaurant – Tasting Menu

Saturday, July 18, 2009

**Now Closed (updated 2/26/10)
It was almost exactly one year from the day I went to
Lan Japanese restaurant 56 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003 last. Even though it took a while to go back, returning is still the greatest compliment I can give a restaurant. The thing that I really wanted […]


Thursday, July 2, 2009

While I was waiting for the rest of my party to arrive, I sat in the bar area in the front of
Convivio 45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017 and decided I don’t like red colored restaurants. The similar feel this had to Strip House and Giorgio’s of Gramercy (both […]

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a not-for-profit farm in Pocantico Hills. It took us about 35 minutes to drive there from the Upper West Side (no traffic), but the anticipation grows as the sounds of the gray city fade away and the site of tall green trees appear.  Once you enter the […]

Szechuan Gourmet (Flushing)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

***update 9/23/10: Not as good as it used to be***
With a generic name like
Szechuan Gourmet 135-15 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354, you have to make sure you are going to the right one. (We went to one in Manhattan that we did not like that much.) Of course, check the address […]

Guang Zhou Restaurant – 3rd Visit

Friday, June 5, 2009

Yes, I went to Guang Zhou again. I’m only posting dishes we have not previously had though. I think it’s valuable, especially if you want to go to dim sum and you don’t speak Chinese. I’m hoping my pics and descriptions will enable you to point and pick the things you want to eat.
These Sweet […]